The 2013 Rotary International (RI) Convention will be June 23-26, 2013 in Lisbon Portugal. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for district 5770 Rotarians. Ron Burton from the Norman Rotary Club will be inducted as RI president for 2013-2014. Cross Timbers Rotarians are encouraged to attend and show their support for Ron and our own Jetta who will be the first lady of RI during Ron's presidential year.

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The District Convention Committee is making plans to make this a memorable event in Lisbon for all district attendees. Remember, registration, hotels, and optional events/tours are on a first come first serve basis. To assist your planning, Click on "MORE..." below for a flyer prepared by the district convention committee. NOTE: Pay particular attention to the "Hotel Registration" portion of the flyer as prior disseminated Sena Executive Hotel information has changed.

JUNE 23-26, 2013


You will want to arrive no later than June 22 and depart on June 27.

The Norman Rotary Club will participate in the closing session on June 26. If you are in attendance, you may become an honorary member ofthe Norman Club for that day.

Convention Registration: You can register for the Convention without registering for a hotel. To register and for more information go to the Rotary web site, and click on the Rotary logo. Early registration ends Dec. 15.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: We would like as many as possible to stay at the same hotel. However, for this to happen, you will need to I"egister at the Sana Executive Hotel soon. The rate is 140 euros per night or approximate $180 (at today's exchange rate) pel" room. It is one ofthe lowest rates listed, so the hotel will fIll up quickly.

 The Sana Executive Hotel is not on the list if you print out the form that requires you to mail your registration. If you register for a hotel online, then the hotel is listed; so please follow the instructions below:

1. Go to the Rotary website

 2. Click on the Lisbon Convention logo at the lower right hand corner

 3. Once on the Convention page, scroll down to the section that says "Before You Go: and click on "Housing"

 4. When the "Housing" page come us please click on "Reservations through 'Experient' and follow instructions. When you get to hotel availability, then scroll down to Sana Executive and click on the button.

 If the hotel is not available, then still go the housing page and click on another hotel of your choice.

Journey House Travel will be glad to assist you with airfare; car rental, or other needs. Call Brenda Kellyat the main office 405/463/5811 or the Norman Office at 405/366/8037.

Some good web sites: 1. click on the Host Organizing Committee (HOC) web site on

the Rotary convention web site or which lists special events at the convention, daily& longer tours.




 For additional information and a list of good tour companies for touring before & after the Convention, please contact: Mary Sherman at 405/701/5311 or or Marilyn Geiger at 405/447/0091 or